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Taste in the Mouth, Gut, and Airways

By | December 1, 2011

The tongue may be the epicenter of taste sensation, but taste receptors are scattered throughout the digestive and respiratory tracts.


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Matters of Taste

By | December 1, 2011

Compounds we perceive as sweet or bitter in the mouth trigger similar receptors and signaling pathways elsewhere in the body, helping to regulate digestion, respiration, and other systems.


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DNA Barcoding Boom

By | November 29, 2011

This week, 450 scientists and industry experts gather at the University of Adelaide in Australia to discuss one of the latest fads in biology—species identification with minimal DNA.


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Human ES Cells Evolve in Culture

By | November 28, 2011

Researchers identify common genetic changes in cultured human embryonic stem cells, including one that confers a growth advantage.


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How Skin Tells Time

By | November 9, 2011

The behavior of skin stem cells is regulated by a 24-hour circadian clock.


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Fighting Cancer with Light

By | November 7, 2011

Researchers have developed a way to activate cancer fighting drugs by pulsing them with light, which could make such therapies safer.


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Shielding Cancer Cells from Damage

By | November 4, 2011

An alternative form of an enzyme involved in the glucose metabolism pathway protects cancer cells from oxidative stress.


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Old Cells Advance Aging

By | November 2, 2011

By selectively killing senescent cells, researchers can slow the decline of health in aging mice.


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Top 7 in Molecular Biology

By | November 1, 2011

A snapshot of the most highly ranked articles in molecular biology and related areas, from Faculty of 1000


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BRCA1 Further Elucidated

By | October 27, 2011

Researchers have pinpointed the region of a key cancer gene that’s involved in tumor suppression.


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